Welcome, JD: Red Sox not worried about making room in lineup

Diamondbacks right fielder J.D. Martinez smiles as he talks with another player during practice on Oct. 2, 2017, at Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Boston Red Sox didn't commit $110 million for J.D. Martinez to be a part-timer.

Yankees get Drury in three-team trade

Diamondbacks second baseman Brandon Drury waits to hit prior to the National League wild-card playoff game against the Rockies in Phoenix on Oct. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Arizona Diamondbacks have sent infielder Brandon Drury to the New York Yankees and received outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-team trade that includes five players.

Rajai returns to Indians with great memories of Series homer

In this Nov. 2, 2016 file photo, Cleveland's Rajai Davis hits a two run home run against the Chicago Cubs during the eighth inning of Game 7 of the World Series in Cleveland. The Indians have signed the former New London High and Avery  Avery Point great to a minor league contract, bringing back the speedy outfielder who hit one of the biggest home runs in team history. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Rajai Davis has the bat he used to hit one of the biggest home runs in Indians history nicely displayed in his office

Report: Martinez, Red Sox agree to five-year. $110M deal

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that slugger J.D. Martinez and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a $110 million, five-year contract

Curry would love to captain Team Curry again in 2019

Team Stephen's Stephen Curry, left, of the Warriors, and Team LeBron's LeBron James, of the Cavaliers stand together during the first half of the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday at Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Stephen Curry would love to be an NBA All-Star Game captain again next year, especially since the game will be in his hometown of Charlotte.

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Welcome, JD: Red Sox not worried about making room in lineup

Diamondbacks right fielder J.D. Martinez smiles as he talks with another player during practice on Oct. 2, 2017, at Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Boston Red Sox didn't commit $110 million for J.D. Martinez to be a part-timer.

Yankees get Drury in three-team trade

Diamondbacks second baseman Brandon Drury waits to hit prior to the National League wild-card playoff game against the Rockies in Phoenix on Oct. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Arizona Diamondbacks have sent infielder Brandon Drury to the New York Yankees and received outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-team trade that includes five players.

Rajai returns to Indians with great memories of Series homer

In this Nov. 2, 2016 file photo, Cleveland's Rajai Davis hits a two run home run against the Chicago Cubs during the eighth inning of Game 7 of the World Series in Cleveland. The Indians have signed the former New London High and Avery  Avery Point great to a minor league contract, bringing back the speedy outfielder who hit one of the biggest home runs in team history. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Rajai Davis has the bat he used to hit one of the biggest home runs in Indians history nicely displayed in his office

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Lions hope coach Matt Patricia ends their search for winner

Matt Patricia speaks after being introduced as the new head coach of the Detroit Lions on Wednesday at their training facility in Allen Park, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

The Detroit Lions desperately hope Matt Patricia ends their decades-long search for a coach who can help them have success in the playoffs.

McDaniels stay gives Patriots possible Belichick successor

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, left, and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels talk before a game against the Bills on Oct. 2, 2016, at Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Josh McDaniels sent ripples throughout the NFL with his decision to pull out of an agreement to become the Indianapolis Colts' head coach.

Colts say 'rivalry on' after McDaniels backs out of deal

Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard answers questions during a press conference on Wednesday at the team's practice facility in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Colts general manager Chis Ballard showed up for a news conference Wednesday — just not the one he expected.

Josh McDaniels backs out of deal to become Colts coach

New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels watches from the sideline during the first half of the AFC championship game against Jacksonville on Jan. 21 at Gillette Stadium. McDaniels backed out on a deal to become the new head coach of Indianapolis on Tuesday, hours after the team both announced his hiring and an inductory press conference for Wednesday. (Charles Krupa/AP Photo)

Josh McDaniels has backed out of a deal to become the Indianapolis' Colts new coach, a decision that shocked the franchise hours after it announced his hiring

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NHL roundup

The Rangers' Cody McLeod watches as Philadelphia's Alex Lyon makes a glove save in the second period of Sunday's game at Madison Square Garden. Philadelphia won, 7-4. (Kathy Willens/AP Photo)

Travis Konecny scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period and Flyers goaltender Alex Lyon made 25 saves in relief and the Philadelphia Flyers went on to down the New York Rangers 7-4 on Sunday.

NHL roundup

Boston goalie Anton Khudobin checks the Canucks' Loui Eriksson after coming out of his net to play the puck and losing it to Eriksson during the third period of Saturday's game in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Canucks won, 6-1. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press/AP Photo)

Loui Eriksson scored his second goal of the night late in the third period and Anders Nilsson stopped 44 shots to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 6-1 win over the Boston Bruins

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Boston's David Backes checks Calgary's Garnet Hathaway during the first period of Tuesday's game at TD Garden. Boston won, 5-2. (Michael Dwyer/AP Photo)

Patrice Bergeron and Riley Nash scored two goals apiece, helping the Boston Bruins beat the Calgary Flames 5-2 on Tuesday night.

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Poole named new Sun assistant

Brandi Poole was officially announced Tuesday as the new assistant coach for the Connecticut Sun. Poole, a Texas Tech assistant, was an assistant under Sun head coach Curt Miller for 13 years in the collegiate ranks.

Sun open 2018 WNBA season at home against Las Vegas

The Connecticut Sun will play host to the Las Vegas Aces in its 2018 WNBA regular-season opener on Sunday, May 20, and then spend most of the next eight weeks away from Mohegan Sun Arena.

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Team LeBron edges Team Steph 148-145 in NBA All-Star Game

Team LeBron's LeBron James, left, of Cleveland, laughs as Team Stephen's Al Horford, of Boston, stands by during the second half of Sunday's NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles. James scored 29 and was named MVP to lead Team LeBron to a 148-145 win. (Chris Pizzello/AP Photo)

Team LeBron edges Team Steph 148-145 in All-Star Game

MLB imposes stricter mound limits, defers on pitch clocks

Astros pitcher Justin Verlander, left, talks with catcher Brian McCann during Game 4 of the ALDS against the Red Sox on Oct. 9, 2017, at Boston.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Major League Baseball has imposed stricter limits on mound visits by players in an effort to speed games but decided against 20-second pitch clocks for 2018.

NHL roundup

The Rangers' Cody McLeod watches as Philadelphia's Alex Lyon makes a glove save in the second period of Sunday's game at Madison Square Garden. Philadelphia won, 7-4. (Kathy Willens/AP Photo)

Travis Konecny scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period and Flyers goaltender Alex Lyon made 25 saves in relief and the Philadelphia Flyers went on to down the New York Rangers 7-4 on Sunday.

Bubba Watson wins at Riviera for the third time

Bubba Watson reacts on the 18th green after winning the PGA Genesis Open on Sunday at Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

Bubba Watson seized control Sunday with two par putts as everyone around him was dropping shots. He closed with a 2-under 69 for a two-shot victory in the Genesis Open.

ON THE AIR

Basketball

6:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Xavier at Georgetown.

6:30 p.m., YES — NCAA men: Seton Hall at Providence.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: North Carolina at Syracuse.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Georgia Tech at Virginia.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Texas Tech at Oklahoma State.

7 p.m., ESPNews — NCAA men: Southern Methodist at East Carolina.

7 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Clemson at Virginia Tech.

7:30 p.m., theday.com — High school girls: New London vs. Norwich Free Academy in Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I tournament final from Plainfield.

7:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Tulane at Wichita State.

8 p.m., SNY, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA women: UConn at Tulane.

8:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: DePaul at Villanova.

8:30 p.m., YES — NCAA men: St. John's at Marquette.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Louisville at Duke.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Florida at Tennessee.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Texas at Kansas State.

9 p.m., ESPNews — NCAA men: Central Florida at Tulsa.

9 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Wake Forest at Pittsburgh.

9:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: San Diego State at Air Force.

10:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Southern California at Colorado.

Golf

1 a.m. (Thursday), Golf Channel — LPGA: Honda Thailand from Chonburi.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., FS1 — UEFA Europa League: Manchester United at Sevilla.

Tennis

12:30 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Rio Open from Rio de Janeiro, Delray Beach (Fla.) Open.

8:30 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Rio Open from Rio de Janeiro, Delray Beach (Fla.) Open.

Winter Olympics

5 a.m., NBCSN, Olympic Channel, USA — From Pyeongchang, South Korea. (Coverage begins on Chs. 10, 30 at 3 p.m. and again at 8 p.m.; CNBC at 5 p.m.).